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Your Long Wait For TechCrunch-Branded Paper Cups Is Over

techcrunch.com — A parent company isn't all that different from a real parent. They feed you, and give you money. They give you advice (sometimes more strictly than others). And, yes, they embarrass you. Speaking of, today our proud parent company Aol, with vast experience in the retail, online retail, online business, has launched an online storefront for its brands, including TechCrunch.
Jul 25, 2014

RT @Grg: In which @jordanrcrook publishes TC employee message board conversations because lol friday: techcrunch.com/2014/07/25/you…

Jul 25, 2014

In which @jordanrcrook publishes TC employee message board conversations because lol friday: techcrunch.com/2014/07/25/you…

Jul 25, 2014

Do 99 of you want to go in with me on TechCrunch EOS Smooth Sphere Lip Balm Medicated Tangerine flavor? techcrunch.com/2014/07/25/you…

Apple Secretly Acquired “Pandora For Books” Startup BookLamp To Battle Amazon

techcrunch.com — TechCrunch has learned that Apple has made another acquisition, one that it is using to boost its e-books effort "to beat Amazon at its own game." It has bought BookLamp, a startup based out of Boise, Idaho, that developed big data-style book analytics services.
Jul 25, 2014

Good 'un @JoshConstine -- Apple makes a mini acquisition in the book recommendations space. techcrunch.com/2014/07/25/app… cc: @dseetharaman

Jul 25, 2014

Tech Crunch: Apple Secretly Acquired “Pandora For Books” Startup BookLamp To Battle Amazon owl.li/2KJ4kG

Jul 25, 2014

"In the next 12 to 18 months you will see some fairly major initiatives focused on books/reading coming out of Apple” techcrunch.com/2014/07/25/app…

Jul 25, 2014

RT @panzer: Apple Secretly Acquired "Pandora For Books" Startup BookLamp To Battle Amazon tcrn.ch/1rFWcCh scoops by @joshconstine & …

Jul 25, 2014

Apple Secretly Acquired "Pandora For Books" Startup BookLamp To Battle Amazon tcrn.ch/1rFWcCh scoops by @joshconstine & @ingridlunden

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Bose Picks A Patent Fight With Apple’s Beats Over Noise-Cancelling Headphones

techcrunch.com — Bose has sued Apple-owned Beats over patents it holds related to noise-cancelling headphones, according to a new report from CNBC. The new suit means that Apple has a brand new patent battleground, in addition to its ongoing litigation with Samsung and others.
Jul 25, 2014

Bose realizes Beats got bought by Apple and Apple has money so now is as good time as any to sue techcrunch.com/2014/07/25/bos…

Jul 25, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Bose is suing Apple-owned Beats over patents it holds related to noise-cancelling headphones tcrn.ch/1qEgPkg pic.twitter.com/vlpM6neJ3d

Automattic Experiments With Selfies App For Android

techcrunch.com — A couple of days ago, an acquaintance on Twitter pointed out the website for Selfies, a new social app from Automattic, best known as the company behind WordPress. I found it odd that the app was out in the wild and hadn't received any press coverage, but according to the site's FAQ, that was the point: to see what would happen if they just put it out there.

Overswipe’s Photo App Makes It Safe To Hand Over Your Phone

techcrunch.com — There are a number of third-party applications that offer up a "secret folder" on your iPhone for hiding certain, ahem, private photos from prying eyes. But most of these require a bit of photo management to take place first - you have to import your photos into the app, then delete the original from the Photo Stream.
Jul 25, 2014

"I don’t want to stress and think, ‘I hope she doesn’t swipe to the next photo.’" bit.ly/1pkV6qK #firstworldproblems

Jul 25, 2014

Overswipe’s Photo App Makes It Safe To Hand Over Your Phone: ift.tt/Us8D7I

Bose Picks A Patent Fight With Beats Over Noise-Cancelling Headphones

techcrunch.com — Bose has sued soon-to-be-Apple-owned Beats over patents it holds related to noise-cancelling headphones, according to a new report from CNBC. The new suit means that Apple has a brand new patent battleground, should the Beats acquisition go through as planned, in addition to its ongoing litigation with Samsung and others.
Jul 25, 2014

Bose Picks A Patent Fight With Apple’s Beats Over Noise-Cancelling Headphones zite.to/1kfugEC

Google Translate Adds Crowdsourcing Features To Improve Its Translations

techcrunch.com — Over the years, Google Translate has gotten significantly better at giving its users (relatively) legible translations fo most commonly used languages. It's still far off from being perfect, though, and today Google announced a new initiative that aims to get more input from its users to improve its translations.
Jul 26, 2014

Google Wants To Improve Its Translations Through Crowdsourcing bit.ly/1pWgYua

Jul 25, 2014

Tech Crunch: Google Wants To Improve Its Translations Through Crowdsourcing owl.li/2KIdB8

A Most Dangerous Machine

techcrunch.com — Facebook's News Feed has decided that I like gruesome murders. Actually, senseless deaths and gruesome murders. I'm not exactly sure when the problem started, but I imagine it was around the time of one of the now too-common stories of mass shootings like Sandy Hook.

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple’s iWatch Patent, The MBA Sticker Ad, And The Defender

techcrunch.com — As the summer presses onward, so do we. A massive Apple patent surfaced this week, giving us our most detailed-look-yet at the company's focus for the much-rumored iWatch. And speaking of Apple, the company recently released an interesting commercial showing off MacBook Air notebooks covered in stickers.
Jul 25, 2014

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple’s iWatch Patent, The MBA Sticker Ad, And The Defender wp.me/p1FaB8-4lid

How Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 Stacks Up A Month Later

techcrunch.com — Microsoft has a new Surface tablet/PC hybrid, and it's a departure from their first- and second-generation versions of the Surface line, with an all-new design and a bigger, better display. The device is basically the perfect partner for Windows 8 and the Modern Windows UI, but your appreciation of this device (or lack thereof) will depend heavily on what you want to do with your computer.
Jul 25, 2014

Tech Crunch: How Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 Stacks Up A Month Later owl.li/2KHJm9

Amazon Fire Phone Goes On Sale Today At AT&T

techcrunch.com — Amazon revealed yesterday during earnings that while revenues are growing, so are losses. That's thanks at least in part to the development and production of the Amazon Fire Phone, which goes on sale exclusively at AT&T starting today. The phone has been up for pre-order for a while, but today is the first time general consumers will get hands-on with the device.

Amazon Rolls Out A YouTube-Like “Video Shorts” Section On Instant Video

techcrunch.com — Amazon's Instant Video service has traditionally been thought of as both a rival to iTunes and Netflix, in terms of offering movies and TV shows for rent, purchase or for free streaming via the company's Amazon Prime membership program.
Jul 25, 2014

Amazon Rolls Out A YouTube-Like “Video Shorts” Section On Instant Video: ift.tt/1pTeBIv

Elon Musk’s Answer To Stephen Colbert’s Vision Of Ambient Wireless Charging: “We’ll Do It”

techcrunch.com — Last night Tesla's Elon Musk appeared on The Colbert Report, and he discussed some of SpaceX's recent successes, the upcoming update for Tesla vehicles that let you name your car, as well as his general path towards supervillainy.
Jul 25, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Elon Musk's Answer To Stephen Colbert's Vision Of Ambient Wireless Charging: "We'll Do It" tcrn.ch/1rFhIIQ by @drizzled